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Codewarrior
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Username: Codewarrior

Post Number: 38
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 02:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's been a long while since I posted, changing jobs can be busy...

I am brewing tomorrow and was entering my info into Promash when I realized I did not buy enough crystal malt. The recipe calls for about 10% and I only have about 5.5 %. Here is the grain bill:

For a ten gallon batch (American Brown):

15 lbs Pale
1.5 lbs aromatic
10 oz Chocolate
30 oz Crystal (I only have 16 oz)

Mash at 152.

1.25 oz of Chinook and Cascade for 60 minutes
2 oz Cascade 15 minutes
2 oz Cascade 0 minutes

I was thinking of mashing at 156 or 158 to make up for the loss of sweetness and body. Does anyone think this will make up for the 4.5% loss of crystal? Should I just go to the brew shop tomorrow and pick up an extra pound of crystal.

I like to brew first thing in the morning (6am) and the brew shop does not open until 11am which would move my brew day to Sunday. I have no other speciality malts except what is listed above.

Thanks

Keith
 

Joe Alf
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Username: Joea

Post Number: 216
Registered: 08-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Code Warrior,
You're good to go with that amount of crystal. All grain worts don't need the same amount of crystal/cara malt as extract,you have plenty.
As for the mash temp I would n't keep it at 150,dont think the beer should be too heavy in Am Brown.
I like to let the betas have at least a half hour to chow bfore raising up to 154+ to finish the conversion quick
My 2 cents
RDWHHB
Joe
 

Codewarrior
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Username: Codewarrior

Post Number: 39
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Joe, I went with what I had. It is mashing now.